This project began in February 2016 and has taken a year and a half to complete. It involved 21 guys and approximately 30 litres of stage blood to get this messy!
The book is titled 'RED'.
- Full colour,
- 178 pages + any extras added through the campaign.
- Weight 1.4 kg
Myrkky’s RED is titillating and disturbing collection where men are seen as both violent and vulnerable. In the series of photographs, one wonders whether the subject is a sexy male victim or the perpetrator of a gruesome crime. Either way, each photograph focuses on the emotional load behind RED: all of the subjects are deeply human: which do you see? When one feels emotional one is in a vulnerable state, and at the same time, there is great strength in their maleness, a contract that is often unseen, and perhaps uncomfortable to see.
The other titillating element of Myrkky’s collection is the transgression of what is forbidden and what is arousing. The forbidden being the implied horrific violence, or crime, and yet the photographs are also immersed in sexuality and sensuality. In some photographs, one cannot help seeing cannibalism or vampiric sensuality: the consuming of sex and bodily fluid.
The emotional quality of the transgression can bring some humanity in what can be implied as inhuman or despicable, yet some of the emotions can be seen as relief, remorse, shame, guilt, sadness, sexual arousal and even orgasmic tension. All of which, we, each one of us, can relate to, as these are core human experiences.
RED is the art of the visceral quality of blood being the ultimate and most precious bodily fluid for life energy: the sensuality of masculinity and homo-eroticism of these photographs breach the boundary between blood and life, evil and good, the abject and the desired, the love and death, the disgusting and the sexy.
Enjoy Myrkky’s RED: sex, anger, murder, blood, heat, life, death, sensuality, masculinity, beauty and ugly. Enjoy all of it, in one place, in this boundary-less world of vulnerable humanity.
Behind The Scenes
The Final Product
Risks and challenges
The actual book is 100% complete and the first copy is back from the printers, so there shouldn't be any problems regarding that matter completion of the project.
Additional pages will be added to the book to credit you all, Kickstarter contributors.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (46 days)